Al-Jazeera cameraman killed in ambush near rebel stronghold of Benghazi

first_img News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News to go further December 17, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is outraged by yesterday’s murder of Ali Hassan Al Jaber, a cameraman working for the Qatar-based satellite TV station Al-Jazeera, who was ambushed and shot on the outskirts of the eastern city of Benghazi. The organization voices its entire sympathy with his family and friends.Al-Jazeera said Al Jaber was returning to Benghazi after reporting in a nearby town when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his car, killing him and another passenger.“Even if those responsible have not yet been identified, this appalling act is clearly not a random event,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It has come at time of increasing violence against journalists by officials loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, who are launching a major counter-offensive against the insurgents. The regime does not hesitate to use brutal methods to prevent them from working freely and reporting what is really happening, so that they do not contradict the image it wants to present to the world (http://en.rsf.org/libya-two-foreign-journalists-arrested-10-03-2011,3975…).The press freedom organization added: “Gaddafi’s expressions of hate for journalists are entirely and directly responsible for yesterday’s attack. Al Jaber’s death is a reminder of the dangers journalists run in order to cover armed conflicts. We express our full support for Al-Jazeera, which condemned his murder as a ‘cowardly crime’ and said it would use all legal methods to prosecute those responsible.”The abuses against the press in recent days include the detention of Brazilian reporter Andrei Netto of the O Estado de São Paulo newspaper, who was held for six days, from 6 to 11 March, in Sabratha, 60 km east of Tripoli. There is still no word of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad of the London-based Guardian newspaper. He and Netto had both been covering fighting between pro-Gaddafi forces and rebels and were arrested together. Three BBC journalists were subjected to violence and to humiliating treatment by pro-government forces while detained on 7 and 8 March.Al Jaber is the third journalist to be killed in the course of covering the wave of protests that has been rocking the Arab world since last December. Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud of the newspaper Al-Ta’awun died on 4 February of the gunshot wound he had received a week earlier when fired on near Tahrir Square in Cairo, the site of the demonstrations that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Photographer Lucas Mebrouk was killed in Tunis, Tunisia, during a demonstration last January. Receive email alerts News June 24, 2020 Find out more RSF_en center_img Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul March 13, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Jazeera cameraman killed in ambush near rebel stronghold of Benghazi Organisation Follow the news on Libya News February 23, 2021 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedomlast_img read more

Children’s mental health services under review

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Print WhatsApp NewsHealthChildren’s mental health services under reviewBy Bernie English – April 15, 2019 913 Advertisement Twitter Tom Neville TDMENTAL health services for children which normally operate round the clock at University Hospital Limerick have been suspended to accommodate a review of the service.In response to a Dáil question from Limerick Fine Gael TD Tom Neville, Minister of State Jim Daly said the review was being carried out because only 14 patients used the service in the whole of last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We have to look at our resources and see if that is the best use of them and we are engaging with consultants as well as patients, their families and the HSE,” he explained.“We need to see that we are deploying our resources in the most appropriate manner when the demand is clearly not there when just 14 patients presented for treatment.”The HSE issued a statement to the Limerick Leader newspaper assuring patients and families that while the service is under review, children under the age of 14 who present outside normal working hours are still being seen, either by a paediatric consultant psychiatrist if there is one available or by another suitable doctor in the emergency department.While the matter is still under review, the HSE says it hopes to be able to produce a final plan shortly.In the meantime, paediatric patients in need of mental health services are still being seen as normal during the day. Email Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental health center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleLimerick Council pledges to take action on mental healthNext articleLimerick Businessman Awarded Prestigious All-Ireland Business Award Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyMental HealthNews Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patientslast_img read more